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Paul [Garnett Flavious, Joseph Ephraim, James Ephraim, Ephraim, Garner "John" J., Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a sanitary engineer, died July 19, 1999, at Sutter Merced Medical Center in Merced, Merced County, Calif. He was born Feb. 8, 1954, at Turlock, Stanislaus County, Calif., raised in Delhi, Merced County, Calif., and attended Hilmar, Merced County, Calif., schools. He worked for R&R Disposal. Paul and Sheryl Lair were married Oct. 11, 1973, in Reno, Washoe County, Nev.; they separated in 1982. He is survived by companion Fran Napier of Turlock; children Paul of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif., and Angel and David, both of Turlock, Steven and Jessica, both of Stevinson, Merced County, Calif., and Ashley of Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif.; mother Eileen Miranda of Los Banos, Merced County, Calif.; brothers Mike of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., Gale, Joe and Bill, all of Delhi; Garnett "Gargie" of Los Banos, and Ernie Parmley of Hilmar; sisters Lulu Onate of Turlock, Garnell Bawcum of Hilmar, Beanie Forgnone of Stevinson, and Pat Parmley and Debby Myers, both of Turlock; and three grandchildren.
Bessie [Newland Muhlenburg, Henson Greenland, Aladdin "Burg," John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], widow of Hobart Grooms of Palmer, Grundy County, Tenn., died Jan. 28, 1999, at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Marion County, Tenn. She was born July 24, 1901, the daughter of Newland Muhlenburg and Myrtle (Kilgore) Parmley. She is survived by daughters Melba Wilson of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., Bessie Massey of Houston, Harris County, Texas, and Joyce Scruggs of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; sons Howard of Chattanooga, Douglas of Palmer, and Harold of McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn.; twin sisters Gertrude (Parmley) Cribs Watkins of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., and Flora (Parmley) Brown of Coalmont, Grundy County, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Layne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Caroline, widow of Edmund Timothy Parmelee [Willis Isaac, Frederick M., Horace, Joel, Joel, Joel, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Durham, Middlesex County, Conn., died Sept. 22, 1999, at Hartford Hospital. She was born July 15, 1926, in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and a past master of Durham Grange No. 57. Edmund preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Carol Brauer of Portland, Middlesex County, Conn., and Joyce Kellish of Durham; sister Nancy Wimler of Durham; two grandchildren; a step-grandson; two great- grandchildren; several aunts and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was at the Church of the Epiphany in Durham. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery in Durham. Donations may be sent to the Church of the Epiphany Building Fund, 196 Main St., Durham, CT 06422 or to the Caroline Parmelee Memorial Fund, c/o Regional School District 13, 135-A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422.
Charles [Charles Emery, Walter Woodruff, George Henry, George, Eliel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, died April 26, 1999, at his home. He was an artist and an art collector. He was born May 29, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved with his family in 1952 to Salt Lake City. He attended the Stewart and Colorado Rocky Mountain schools before studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of Utah, Utah Trade Technical College and Navajo Community College. He enjoyed music, hiking and skiing. For many years he cared for his mother, Virginia (Butterworth) Parmalee, who died in 1997. Also preceding him in death were his father, Dr. Charles Emery Parmalee, and a brother, Paul McMillan Parmalee. He is survived by three sisters, Patty Lee Parmalee of New York City, Clare Ann Parmalee of Washington, D.C., and Catherine Howe "Cricket" Parmalee of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md.; and a niece and nephew, China and Joseph Parmalee.
Charles [Myron Gloyd, Myron Holly, William Elias, Bela, Reuben, John, John, John, John, John], a radio broadcaster whose voice helped wake up Toledoans for decades, died Oct. 9, 1999, of complications from heart disease at Imperial Point Medical Center near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. He was born Oct. 10, 1929, at Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pa. For more than 20 years, Chuck hosted "The Alarm Clock" morning show on WSPD, then the dominant radio station in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, often earning more than half of the areas total listenership. "He was the morning man in Toledo," said Jim Rudes, a former colleague at WSPD who went on to a career in television. "Everybody listened to Chick Parmelee in the morning." He was born and raised in Toledo and graduated from Scott High School before attending Purdue University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business education. He began working at WSPD in 1948 and stayed there until 1973. His only break was during the Korean War, when he assisted the war effort by broadcasting on the Far East Network to American and U.N. troops. After the war, he hosted the morning show which featured news, discussion of the day's events, and top 40 music. "What I remember about him is that he was such a pleasant guy on the air," Rudes said. "There was no abrasion at all Just a pleasant guy nothing like you hear today with these shock jocks. He just had a pleasing personality." Every hour, anchor Jim Uebelhart would read the day's news, and the two would often chat on air between segments. "I remember growing up and listening to him before going to school" said his nephew Robb Parmelee, now a teacher at Clay High School. "He always had to go to bed early to get up that early," Outside the studio, Chuck was noted for his forever boyish looks. "That man just did not age," Mr. Rudes said. His young looks ruined his one brief stint on TV in the 1950s when he was almost 30. "He was doing a beer commercial," Robb said. "But nobody could believe that this guy doing the commercial was of legal dunking age, and the station got a lot of complaints. He got pulled back to radio." In 1956, when Elvis Presley played the Toledo Sports Arena, Chuck scored an interview with the singer, who was fresh out of his Army service. Later in life, he liked to give others prints of the photo taken of him and The King. Chuck left WSPD in 1973 when management decided to overhaul its on-air staff. He moved to Florida and worked at several radio stations there, including doing a motivational talk show on a faith-based station, his nephew said. But he developed emphysema and was unable to do much talking without tiring. As his voice weakened, he switched to an FM station that didn't require much talking between songs and. finally, to doing radio commercials. By age 64, he couldn't work any longer. "That may seem like an appropriate retirement age, but he was the kind of guy who liked to keep going all the time," his nephew said. Survivors include mother Mildred; nephews Charles II and Robb Parmelee.
"Pop" [Dan Durkee, Franklin Abner, Philander, Samuel, Samuel, Ezra, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, died Sept. 20, 1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Pop was born April 1, 1920, the son of Dan and Clarice S. (Paul) Parmelee, grew up in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, and received a bachelor's degree in music form the College of Wooster in 1942. He attended Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, for extra public school music credit and received his master's in music from the Cincinnati Conservatory. In World War II, he was a member of the 20th Armored Cavalry Division. Afterward, he taught in the Brecksville and West Geauga school systems, and retired as then band director at Doylestown High School in Wayne County, Ohio. Pop belonged to the Sparrow Lodge F&AM in Sunbury, Montgomery County, Ohio, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty (Geesling) Parmelee; two daughters, Betty Lynne Bury of Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, and Joanne Eber of Bay Village, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Burial was at Mentor Cemetery, Lake County, Ohio. The family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Assn., Heartland Region, 155 Ken Mar Parkway, Broadview heights, OH 44147; the American Heart Assn., 4916 Hills & Dales Road NW, Canton OH 44708; or the band department of Chippewa High School, 100 Valleyview Road, Doylestown OH 44230.
Della, widow of Donald E. Parmely [Archie John, James Wilbur, Melvin Augustus, Ellsworth, Sylvanus, John, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died on Aug. 31, 1999, at Evergreen Laurel Care Center in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., where she had been a resident for about four and one-half years. Della was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Denver, Denver County, Colo., to Albert R. and Della May (Bowers) Winchester. She moved to Montana with her parents and siblings in 1913 to Pompeys Pillar and they homesteaded north of there. In 1918 they moved to Billings where Della went to school until 1921. They moved to Washington and California, then in 1923 they moved back to Montana. Della married Joe Lloyd Wilson on Jan. 8, 1929. They lived at Nibbe and then north of Pompeys Pillar until 1943 when they moved to Hysham. He died May 2, 1967, and Della kept busy with her grandchildren and her hobbies, especially raising flowers. She loved music and loved to dance and continued to dance after she entered the care center. She moved to Billings in 1970 and to Shepherd in 1972. She married Donald E. Parmely on Oct. 8, 1977; he died Oct. 6, 1994. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Runkle, Mabel Morris, Clara Luthwood and Mary Curtis; three brothers, Ray, Melvin and Ralph Winchester; one daughter, Betty McHenry Roberts; and one grandson. Della is survived by a brother, Albert R. Winchester of Moses Lake, Wash.; two daughters, Shirley (Lloyd) Welch of Billings and Pattie I. Williams of Hysham; six grandsons, five granddaughters, 21 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by Smith Downtown Chapel. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Evergreen Laurel Care Center.
Donna, of Columbus, Cherokee County, Kan., died Nov. 2, 1999, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after a sudden illness. Donna was the wife of Dr. James Lee Parmele [Ira Lee, James Mabie, Walter, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], who survives her. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, at Junction City, Geary County, Kan., the daughter of Walter and Gussie Elnora (Farmer) Smith. She worked as a nurse's aide and as a chiropractic assistant to her husband. She is also survived by a son, James "Rick" Parmele of Columbus; a daughter, Dorothy Jean Nelson of Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Paul Smith of Raymore, Mo.; five sisters, Betty Berry of Bettendorf, Iowa, Leah Smith of Salina, Kan., Laura Smith of Chicago, Nona Lindsay of Lenexa, Kan., and Pat Brazeal of Squire, Mo.; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the 1st Christian Church of Columbus.
Longtime dairy farmers Elva and "Sleep" Parmeley [Roy, Alfred A., Van Buren, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] were found bludgeoned on the floor of the family farmhouse outside De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., a few hours after the Sept. 20, 1999, attack. She was dead; he lingered in a coma until Oct. 28, 1999. Their 25-year-old son, Max, who had a history of mental problems, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He'd stopped taking his medications, been fired from his job and moved back into his parents' home the day before the attack. The couple is also survived by sons Dan and Mitch of De Soto; Harold and Joe, both of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; Carl of Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo.; John of Valle Mines, Jefferson County Mo.; Todd of Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla.; and Adam of Cadet, Washington County, Mo.; daughters Cindy Latham of De Soto, Debbie Fitzgerald of St. Louis, Belle of Hillsboro, and Sherry of Fort Myers; 16 grand- and one great-grandchild. His brothers were Robert L., Leroy "Deacon" F., Donald J. and Earl Edward Parmeley. Sleep and Elva were buried at De Soto's Calvary Cemetery.
Ernest [Ernest Lyman, Henry Willard, Willard H., David Birdseye, Solomon, Mark, Mark, Job, John, John], a resident of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn., died Jan. 15, 1999, at Norwalk Hospital. He was born in New Milford, New Haven County, Conn., on April 30, 1912, a son of Ernest and Leta (Parmaley) Parmallee Sr. He is survived by brother Henry of Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn.; sisters Dorothy Lengel of Florida and Fannie Dreback of Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Arietta Parmallee and Leta Davis, and brother Kenneth G. Parmallee. Cremation Services of Western Connecticut, 55 Main St., Danbury, was in charge of arrangements.
Ethel [William "Ed" Edward, William Samuel, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, James, James] died Oct. 12, 1999, at her home at McLeansboro, Saline County, Ill., .She had been a cook and waitress at McLeansboro-area restaurants. She was a member of McLeansboro First Baptist Church. She was born Aug. 31, 1913, in McLeansboro to Edward and Myrtle (Smith) Parmley. She married Lawrence Kakie Thompson, who preceded her in death. Services were at Gholson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial was at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro. Survivors include one son, Neil Thompson of Owasso, Tulsa and Rogers counties, Okla.; several grand and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by sister Jewell (Parmley) Kinnear.
George [Floyd B., William E., William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] a welder, mechanic and paint body man from Oakhurst, Tulsa County, Okla., was found dead in the 4300 block of W. 56th Street in Tulsa on Oct. 7, 1999. Keith Eugene Penn, 37, of Tulsa, who ran George over with his own car, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. George was born April 20, 1938, in Indiana, the son of Floyd and Elizabeth (West) Parmley. In addition to Roberta, his wife of 36 years, he is survived by daughter Angela Houser-Yost of Tulsa; son George Jr. of Oakhurst, Creek and Tulsa counties, Okla.; mother Elizabeth Parmley of Bristow, Creek County, Okla.; brothers Floyd of Bristow, Charles of Decatur, Benton County, Ark., Bobby of California, Frankie of Oilton, Creek County, Okla.; sisters Christine McDowell of California City, Kern County, Calif., Lelia Ennis of Bristow, Sharon Woods of Gentry, Benton County, Ark., Jeannie Castro of California, and Evelyn Hackler of Sapulpa, Creek and Tulsa counties, Okla.; and five grandchildren, including Cassandra, Joseph and Felecia Parmley. Burial was at Sapulpa's South Heights Cemetery.
Georgia [unplaced] died May 16, 1999, at Poteau, Le Flore County, Okla. She was born Oct. 13, 1912. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery, Glendale, Le Flore County, Okla.
Goldie, widow of William "Dwight" Dwight Parmley [Austin Eugene, Andrew Mullen, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Feb. 16, 1999, at Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Ill. She was a member of McLeansboro 1st General Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters Carol Peggram and Beverly J. Shelton, both of McLeansboro; son Richard Dwight Parmley of McLeansboro; sister Rose Kirkpatrick of McLeansboro; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Husband Dwight died in 1998. Burial was at McLeansboro Odd Fellows Cemetery. Harre Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jeff [James Early, James Early, James Jefferson, James M., Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], of Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, was killed April 23, 1999, in a construction accident in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Jeff fell about 10 feet from a ladder at the site of the Clint Small Middle School. He was born Jan. 16, 1958, the son of James Early and Marianne Parmele. Survivors include his parents, of Comanche. Burial was at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
James [Amos Guy Leo, Andrew "Jackson" James, John, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo., died Oct. 19, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. He was an Army retiree and a veteran of World War II. James was born April 1, 1921, at Carbondale, Jackson County, Ill. He is survived by Brenda, his wife of 24 years; a daughter, Vicky, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; a son, Mark, of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo.; and two sisters, Gertrude Gibson of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., and Maxine Rogers of Carbondale. Burial was at the Jackson County Veterans Field of Honor. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Janice, of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn., died Oct. 16, 1999. She was the wife of Sherwood "Sherry" E. Parmelee [Earl Lindsley, George Horace, Horace Dudley, Jonathan, Jonathan, William, Joseph, Isaac, John, John]. Janice was born Jan. 9, 1927. Her funeral was at Guilford's 1st Congregational Church, the original home lot of John Parmelee Sr., and she was buried at Alderbrook Cemetery. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Steven E. of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., Scott R. and David B., both of Guilford; a daughter, Kristin, of East Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; a brother, Edward H. Rollins of Mystic, New London County, Conn.; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Westin and Dana Marie Parmelee; and two great-grandchildren, Kendall and Lindsey Parmelee. Contributions may be made in her memory to Middlesex Hospital Home Care, 51 Broad St., Middletown, Conn. 06457.
J.D., husband of Evelyn "Jackie" Jacqueline Parmley [Jackson "Jack" Reed, Jonathan "John" Reed, John Reed, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a retired computer analyst for General Dynamics, died Jan. 20, 1999, at his home in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. He was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Alvord, Wise County, Texas, and attended Alvord High School and North Texas State University in Denton. J.D. and Jackie were married Nov. 7, 1958, in Fort Worth. He was an Army veteran and member of Alvord Masonic Lodge No. 512. In addition to his wife, J.D. is survived by sons Robert of Edmond, Oklahoma County, Okla., and Ben of Fort Worth; sisters Margaret Galbraith and Edna Nell Clay, both of Alvord, and Sue Nivens of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Derwood and sister Xelna "Pop" Boyd. Burial was at Alvord Cemetery. Coker Funeral Home in Decatur, Texas, was in charge of arrangements. Donations in J.D.'s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Alvord or to Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth.
La Donna died April 14, 1999, at a hospital in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, after a lifelong battle with heart problems. She was born April 26, 1965, the daughter of Donnie R. and KeaKa K. Callahan. She was a 1983 graduate of Midland High School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 1987. She is survived by her husband of five years, Shannon Charles [Charles "Chuck" McKinley, William Sydney, Jesse Will, Charles Lafayette, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Fort Worth; her parents; and a brother, Kenneth. Mount Olive Funeral Home of Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service was conducted at St. Anne's Episcopal Church.
LaVonne-Myree [Leslie William, Albion True, James Edward, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a retired music teacher, died Feb. 10, 1999, at a nursing home in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan. She had taught in the Cedar Point, Downs, Marquette, Alexander and Partridge schools. LaVonne-Myree was born Feb. 18, 1930, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Leslie William and Esther Mae (Bailey) Parmley. She was graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1949 and from Wichita State University in 1954. She earned a master's degree in music education in 1972 at Emporia State University. LaVonne-Myree was a member of First Christian Church and the choir at the church, Silver Leaf Chapter No. 464 of the Order of the Eastern Star and Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, all in Hutchinson. Survivors include brother Roland of Topeka. Shawnee County, Kan. Burial was at Fairlawn Burial Park. The Elliott Mortuary Chapel in Hutchinson was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or to the Good Samaritan Center in Hutchinson and sent in care of the mortuary.
Maria, of Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Wash., died Aug. 27, 1999, at the nearby Naval Hospital in Bremerton. She was the wife of Daniel Alfred Parmley [Daniel A., David H., Silas, Augustus, Truman, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John], whom she married on Jan. 7, 1956, in Himmerod, West Germany. Maria worked as a seamstress for the Martha & Mary Health Center from 1970-80. Maria was born Oct. 23, 1909, in Eisenschmitt, Germany, the daughter of Mathias and Elisabeth (Flesh) Lauer. In 1969, the Parmleys moved to Poulsbo from England. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Raphaela Reavis of Owings, Md., and Daniela of Seattle; a sister, Thea Keip of Eisenschmitt; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Olaf's Catholic Church and burial was at Cherry Grove Memorial Park.
Mary [Alfred A., Van Buren, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Guntersville, Ala., died Dec. 19, 1999, at a local hospital. She was born Nov. 15, 1920, the daughter of Alfred A. and Bridget "Virgie" Emma (Boyer) Parmeley. Survivors included her husband, Roland; a son, Victor of Guntersville; two sisters, Emma Torbett of Arkansas and Virginia McBride of Missouri; three brothers, Steve, Paul and Thomas Parmeley, all of Missouri; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A funeral Mass was recited at St. William Catholic Church in Guntersville, followed by burial at Marshall Memorial Garden. The Carr Funeral Home of Guntersville was in charge of arrangements.
"Fran," wife of Earl Kenneth / Kenneth Earl Parmelee [Benjamin Edward, George Washington, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], died Dec. 22, 1999, of ovarian cancer at the home of her daughter in Deltona, Volusia County, Fla. She was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Clarenden, Donley County, Texas. She lived in Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Okla., and worked for the H&R Block tax service for many years and moved to Florida after her husband died in 1993. Her first husband was Doyle Lee Lake, who died when she was 22. Her second marriage was on Sept. 13, 1949, at Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. She is survived by daughters Virginia Walsh of Daytona and Maevis Gordley of Orlando, Orange County, Fla.; sons Larry D. Lake of Gainesville, Fla., Alachua County, Fla., Kenneth Parmelee of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., and Gary Parmelee of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Virginia, of Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, died Sept. 11, 1999, at Hospice of Dayton, in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. She was 77. Virginia was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., the daughter of William and Agnes (Sheeran) Ross. She worked as a secretary for the Detroit Lions football team. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Parmalee [unplaced] in 1970. Her survivors include a son, Robert, of Plymouth, Minn.; three daughters, Patti Agenbroad of Springboro, Ohio, Kathy Mullaney of Cincinnati, and Chrissy Sheshire of Hillsboro, Ohio; one grandson; three granddaughters,;a great-grandson; and a brother, Robert. Burial was at the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church section of Fairfield Cemetery at Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.
Nora, wife of Hoyle Gene Parmley [William Lloyd, William E., William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and owner of Parmley's Service Station in Colcord, Delaware County, Okla., died June 6, 1999, in Colcord, Delaware County, Okla. She was born March 10, 1930, in Perryton, Ochiltree County, Texas, the daughter of Dewey Hobson and Troy Oma Mae (Tallent) Piercy. Burial was at Sunset Gardens Cemetery, Delaware County, Okla.
Paul, husband of Helen Dorothy Parmerlee [Edgar, Marcus "Mark" Hurlburt, James Clark, Marcus Beecher, Noah, Noah, Stephen, John, John], died June 26, 1999, at the Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. He was born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., on Aug. 24, 1918, the son of Arthur and Minnie (Angle) Allgood. He and Helen were married Nov. 20, 1937, in Brown County, Ind. Paul had worked as a truck driver for Midwest Frozen Food, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Kil-O-Watt Hoppers Square Dancing, the American Legion and the Teamsters Union. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps at Spokane, Wash., during Work War II. Among his survivors are his widow, sons Paul II of Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz., and Rick of Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind.; daughters Bobbi Bennett of Martinsville, Florence Keever, Shirley Downton and Peggy Henshaw, all of Indianapolis, and Marjorie Russell, Wanda Woods and Barbara Wood of Greenwood; brother Eugene of Greenfield; 30 grandchildren and several grand-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Eugene; brother Norman; and three grandchildren children. Burial was in Johnson County's Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Paul, husband of Lois P. Parmelee [Frederick Lincoln, Hubert "Burt," Frederick H., Sylvester, Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a World War II veteran, died April 14, 1999, at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Before retiring in 1992, he was an electrical supervisor at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Hartford County. He was born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., and lived in the Hartford County communities of Forestville and Bristol most of his life. He was a member of Bristol's St. Gregory Church. In addition to his widow, he is survived by son Douglas P. Clement of Torrington, Litchfield County, Conn.; daughters Cheryl Clement of Bristol and Darlene Eifes of Harwinton, Litchfield County, Conn.; brothers Alphonse and Alcide, both of Wolcott, and Lionel of Georgia; sister Jeanne Wood of Wolcott; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Bristol's Peacedale Cemetery. Funk Funeral Home of Bristol was in charge of arrangements. Donations in his name may be made to St. Gregory Church, Maltby Street, Bristol, CT 06010.
Peggy [unplaced] of Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease on Feb 24, 1999, at the Corydon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa. She was born Aug. 22, 1909, at Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, and had lived in Lucas and Wayne counties most of her life. She owned and operated Russell Corner Restaurant and Peggy's Cafe in Corydon before retiring in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Shouse of Chariton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services were at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, and burial was at Chariton Cemetery.
Howard [Orlen R., Thomas J., Samuel, Samuel, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a Tennessee Gas retiree, died May 2, 1999, at Bolivar General Hospital in Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tenn., of heart failure. He was born July 26, 1918, the son of Orlen and Martha "Callie" Calldonia (Kirk) Parmely, and a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, the former Panderee Matlock; sons Kenneth and Ricky, both of Pocahontas, Hardeman County, Tenn., and Grady of Middleton, Hardeman County, Tenn.; daughter Peggy Bearden of Michie, McNairy County, Tenn.; sisters Earma Kirk of Pocahontas, Virginia Wilmeth, Fawndree Wilmeth, and Fearn Butler, all of Ramer, McNairy County, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren. Howard was preceded in death by daughter Brenda Gale Parmely. Burial was at Ramer's White Oak Cemetery.
Sarah, of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 1999, at Hoosick Falls Heath Care Center after a long illness. Sarah was born in Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. She married Walter Parmalee [Walter Woodruff, George Henry, George, Eliel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] on June 16, 1933. They lived throughout New England, residing for many years at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. She was preceded in death by Walter and a 6-year-old daughter, Patricia Anne, in 1941. Her survivors include daughters Susan Daney of Espanola, N.M., and the Rev. Jane P. Harmes of Placitas, N.M., and five grandchildren.
Virginia [Thomas Moore, Henry Anson, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] died April 26, 1999, at Rolling Hills Healthcare Center, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Virginia, the daughter of Thomas Moore and Emma Lorena (Geilsel) Parmelee, was born Jan. 1, 1903, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a retired office manager for Mutual Benefit Life General Agency in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., a volunteer for American Red Cross and a former member of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority, Fortnightly Study Club and Trinity United Methodist Church. She was married to Lester F. Sisloff on July 13, 1931, at Louisville; he died in 1954. Survivors include a son, Donald L. Sisloff, and two grandchildren. The Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville was in charge of arrangements.
Wilma, widow of Charles A. "Doc" Parmalee [William Parin, Joel Parin, Parin "Payne," Elihu, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., died July 12, 1999, at Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City. She was born March 17, 1919, in Pierce City, Lawrence County, Mo., and lived at Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Mo., from 1953-93, when she moved to Kansas City. She was a bookkeeper for MFA for 20 years, retiring in 1982, and a member of Mount Vernon's Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, Charles A., of Kansas City; a daughter, Barbara J. Wilson, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery at Monett, Barry County, Mo. The family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Assn.